Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night February 21st at 8.30 pm for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause, Business Groups are also asked and encouraged to Field there own Teams,there are already 3/4 Local Business Groups after indicating that they will take part in the Quiz but there is Room for more to join them with a Prize for the best Business Team who competes in the Quiz up for Grabs,Everybody Welcome,Table of 4 €40,Details Call Myra on 087 2742596.
Do you have skills in French, German, Maths & any Science subjects for Junior & Leaving Cert students living in Drishane Castle. Volunteers urgently needed. Contact Caroline or Karen 085/7772284 or <email>
Radio Treasures tonight (Tues. 18th Feb. 2020 from 9:30 to 11.00 pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com.… Special feature at 10pm when we recall meeting musician supreme Sharon Shannon and her Band including Jim Murray Jnr. plus five times world Dance Champion David Geaney from Dingle…Listen to the amazing music and picture the mighty dance steps. We reflect on the success of the recent two broadcasts from “Round the Fireside” with Jimmy Reidy. We hear a wonderful song from Sarah Dennehy . And we refer to the many happenings illustrated below. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
At the start of March, I’m doing a parachute jump in memory of my Mom Breeda Burke Hickey from Murphy’s Tce. and Claraghatlea, Millstreet. Who died 30 years ago at age 42 the same age I am now. If you would like to make a donation, go to the GoFundMe page: My first parachute jump for Recovery Haven Tralee. Money raised goes to recovery Haven Cancer support house in Tralee – Marie O’Sullivan
We are looking to start a community sewing project in The Lighthouse. It is open to any ability. If you would be interested in learning to sew or already have some experience and would like to share your skills in a friendly environment please contact us.
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
In Millstreet, St. Valentine’s Day was widely celebrated starting off on Friday and continuing right through the weekend. Our flower and chocolate outlets did a roaring trade as did our jewelry and perfume shops, the food outlets and the all-important cards that say the tender words that any lad or lass would be loathe to utter. The business people of the Town have to be commended for their efforts in dressings their premises in a wide range of brightly coloured decorations which didn’t go unnoticed. It all helped to distract our minds away from the approach of the demon “Denis” the Hurricane. All things considered, I think that we didn’t fare too badly around here.No flooded homes or power cuts and no road blocks due to fallen trees. By and large our people are good at listening to the warnings and obeying the rules which is vitally important. We did have a few claps of thunder and when I hear that I of course reach for the Holy Water and sprinkle it around and pray that all will be safe. But the very next thing for me at any rate is to think of the dogs. I don’t own a dog, much as I’d love to, but dogs are terrified of thunder and if at all possible, should never be left unattended during a thunder storm. I think that the bold “Denis” is staying around for a little while longer,so remain on your guard.
Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank Jerry Collins of Collins Tyre Centre & Filling Stationfor his very generous donation to the Playground Project. The Playground is now open during daylight hours and is a hive of activity with the fun levels through the roof! We send a huge thank you to Jerry and all our local businesses, clubs, schools, Creches and individual Sráiders who have contributed in anyway to date. Please continue to support our local entities as they have helped to make this dream Playground become a reality. We are still accepting donations to make us debt free and we would be delighted to receive any and all amounts.
TO DONATE: You may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym, Millstreet
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 on 16th Feb. 2020. (S.R.)
In 1921, and a few weeks before the truce, a young Jack Breen refused to leave the bedside of his dying mother and evacuate their hotel, as the IRA came to blow up the adjacent Brandy Hall Bridge on the outskirts of Castletownbere.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene returns to the area where he was born, reared and reluctantly educated.
Close by and accompanied by an old school friend, they view the reluctant path once taken by many to Brandy Hall National School and the ruins of a handball alley which doubled as a ‘sporting centre of excellence’ for the local youth.
In the first of a two part programme, we base ourselves in what was once Jack Breen’s Hotel, now the Millbrook Bar, run by his daughter Mary.
We meet Mary’s daughter, Dr. Fiona Kelly who was voted the best rural GP in the country last year.
We hear about local born journalist and MP Tim Harrington who was responsible for bringing an end to Gladstone’s Government in the UK
Child minder required for one child 4 years old (from August) attending preschool in Banteer every day 9-2pm. Own car needed – collection from child’s home (Millstreet area) @7.30am until 5.30pm 5 days a week. Call 0879577045.
Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Ursula Pomeroy of Pomeroy’s Clara Innfor her very generous donation to the Playground Project. We are hugely appreciative to Ursula and all our local businesses, clubs, schools, Creches and individual Sráiders at home and away who have been so generous to date. Please continue to support our local entities as they give back to our community. We are still accepting donations and we would be delighted to receive any and all amounts. [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”
St. Valentine’s Day 2020 at Millstreet Museum where we received a bequest from the estate of the late Mary Gahan of Minor Row in the form of a splendid knitted name feature. When you look at it you either see a series of lines …. or the name “Jesus”. Millstreet Museum celebrates its 40th Anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day 2020. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Wednesday, 12th Feb. 2020 at Millstreet Town Park on an initial visit to Millstreet New Children’s Playground delighted children from Junior Infants, Presentation N.S., Millstreet and the children from “Curious Minds” Creche gave their 100% approval to what could easily be described as our very own “Disneyland”. While all the amazing units impressed it was the High Web Net which attracted the most attention! And we encourage you to experience the state-of-the-art very safe bouncy floor. We met with many members of the Coordinating Committee on the bright morning and we received a wonderful guided tour from Geraldine (née O’Leary) O’Sullivan of all the magical area of this truly magnificent facility which is going to be such a superb benefit for present and future generations of young children here in Millstreet and beyond. The very generous support received has made this possible. While the official opening is still in the future the Playground is presently open daily during daylight hours. Contractors Browne Brothers of Carrigadrohid must take a huge bow on completing such a fascinating facility to the very highest standards. Here we share 22 images from our visit to this magical location on Wednesday morning. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dedicated Committee Member Geraldine explains:
“The Contractors have finished the playground, our insurance is arranged and I’m delighted to share with you that we passed and are in receipt of our safety certificate 2 weeks ahead of time. In fact the completed project is some 2 months ahead of the original finish date. It’s great that on this Wednesday morning we are open . So very exciting for the children. We have a few remaining thank you notes to issue. The IRD Duhallow representative visited us on Friday and advised that they had been closely following the Playground Project on Millstreet.ie. He commented on the fantastic community forum that you and your team host and support for the people of Millstreet. He also commented on the widespread backing from the overall community was really uplifting – from the volunteers running fundraising, the variety and number of events taking place , the involvement of children, clubs, businesses and the communication updates via our community website to the public was a perfect example of the community working together for the rural development that IRD stands and strives for. He also commented that this was some of the fastest fundraising efforts for a community of our size and with the €120,000 spend we now really have a top class playground.” Below we share 13 more images. [read more …] “Millstreet’s Very Own “Disneyland” Children’s Playground Totally Delights All”
The following email and map have been submitted to our website which we now share. Tap on the map to enlarge. (S.R.)
Ballinagree Wind Farm
Some of you might have heard “something” about the proposed development being referred to as The Ballinagree Wind Farm. Many people have heard nothing about it and those that have probably think that it has nothing to do with us as it is outside our area. However the perimeter of the windfarm comes to within ¾ of a mile of St. John’s Well and within a mile of The Kerryman’s Table. It also crosses the Millstreet / Rylane road at the car park –see map attached. The area highlighted in yellow is the proposed site and approximately 60% of this area is owned by Coillte.
This means that this development should be of serious concern to the people of Kilcorney, Aubane, Tullig and Millstreet and all surrounding areas.
These wind-turbines can be heard from in excess of a mile away on a calm or frosty day yet the developers can get planning permission to site them as close as 500 meters from a dwelling house – this is less than a third of a mile. This does not even begin to take into account the desecration of an area of great natural beauty or their detrimental effect on people with certain medical conditions.
Everyone needs to make themselves aware of what is planned and make an informed decision regarding whether or not they want this development to proceed in our area.
Details of an information evening / meeting will be posted at a later date.
On a broader level the Government is currently conducting a public consultation on the “Revised Wind Energy Development Guidelines” which will close on Wednesday Feb. 19th. 2020. This is an opportunity to have your say regarding Wind Energy and how it impacts on local communities. You can make your submissions by email to the following – <WEDGReview@housing.gov.ie>; or by writing to the following address:
WEDG Review Submissions, Planning Policy and Legislation Section Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Custom House, Dublin 1, D01 W6X0.
This is an opportunity to have your say that will not present itself again and should not be missed.
From 6am next Monday the February 17th 2020, the Gardaí are rolling out new go safe speed van locations. Millstreet is now included in this and the road concerned is from The Square up to the top of Drishane Hill (see the map below). The reason it has been included seems to be that there has recently been one serious and two minor accidents on that stretch of road (R583). It’s not a big change because it has been for good reason a favourite spot for the Gardaí to check for speeding. The message now would seem to be that if people are consistently speeding and accidents are a problem on a road, the speed vans will arrive. It’s a good thing if it gets people to slow down.
The Annual Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will take place on Sunday March 8th next,Johnny was a founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the 2nd Johnny Hickey Run,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,the Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,all Vintage/Classic Cars,Bikes,Vehicles very Welcome to join the Run,the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup will also be up for grabs for Best Car on the day,for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, or Willie on 087 2229874.